Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Cajundome in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (-1)
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (3-1) host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-1) at Cajundome on Saturday. Louisiana Tech opens this game as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 151.
Louisiana Tech comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 4-1 for the season. The Bulldogs are connecting on 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (44 of 120) and 63.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 75.6 pts per contest (146th in D-1) while hitting 43.8% from the floor. They are turning it over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Louisiana Tech is collecting 38.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 62 assists so far this year, which ranks 114th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 39.8% from 3-point land and they rank 206th in college basketball in opponents points per game (73.0). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (132 of 294) and they relinquish 36.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 205th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 59 conceded so far this year.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against the SE Louisiana Lions and went home with a win by a final score of 78-69 in their last game. Louisiana Tech wrapped up the game with a 48.3% field goal percentage (28 of 58) and made 10 out of their 20 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs buried 12 of their 18 tries for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 29 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 17 dimes in the matchup in addition to having 9 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to defense, Louisiana Tech allowed the other team to shoot 48.3% from the floor on 28 of 58. SE Louisiana distributed 15 assists and 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Lions pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 2 blocks. SE Louisiana walked away from this one shooting 29.4% from the charity stripe by burying 5 of their 17 shots. They converted 8 out of their 17 attempts from long range.
Amorie Archibald is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He recorded 16 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds. Archibald went 45.5% from the floor and earned 2 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Bulldogs was Kalob Ledoux. He grabbed 6 boards and earned 2 dimes. He went 60.0% from the field in this contest by going 9-of-15 (24 points). When all was said and done, Ledoux played for 31 minutes.
Louisiana has a mark of 3-1 for the season. Louisiana has totaled 322 points on the year (80.5 per game) and they average 45.0 rebounds per game. The Ragin' Cajuns commit 15.8 fouls per contest and they go 68.8% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks 196th in college basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.5 times per game (98th in D-1) and they are turning it over 17.8 times per contest. The Ragin' Cajuns defensively are ranked 276th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 80.8. The Louisiana defense concedes 34.3% on 3-point attempts (36 of 105) and their opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 14.8 assists and 38.0 boards every game, which has them ranked 233rd and 228th in college basketball. They are forcing 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (156th in the country).
When they last stepped on the court, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns walked away with a victory by a final of 90-75 when they faced the LSUA Generals. The Ragin' Cajuns were able to pull down 37 defensive rebounds and 26 offensive boards totaling 63 for the contest. They turned away 8 shots while getting 2 steals in the matchup. The Generals were called for 16 personal fouls in this game which took the Ragin' Cajuns to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to convert 6 of them for a clip of 50.0%. With respect to shooting from distance, Louisiana knocked down 10 of 30 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns shot 37 out of 89 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.6%. The Ragin' Cajuns permitted the Generals to bury 26 of 77 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.8% for this game. They finished 22.2% from distance by going 6 out of 27 and ended up going 17 out of 19 from the charity stripe (89.5%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Louisiana allowed LSUA to get 31 overall (8 offensive).
Cedric Russell saw the court a lot for the Ragin' Cajuns for the game. He converted 7 of 19 for this contest for a rate of 36.8%, which got him 19 points. Russell pulled down 5 rebounds in his 30 mins and had 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Louisiana was Mylik Wilson. He was able to score 15 points in 29 minutes played by going 7 out of 16 from the floor for this game. Wilson finished going 43.8% from the field in addition to collecting 6 dimes and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech (-1)
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